Crossing the Line — Transitioning from Wild Horse to Companion Horse: A Study of Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse Adoption in Colorado and Texas

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Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance Gelding Survey

In Fall 2011 the Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance carried out a survey on attitudes towards gelding.
To review the report click here.


GAO Report on Horse Welfare June 2011

GAO Report to Congressional Committees on action needed to address unintended consequences from cessation of domestic slaughter.

To review the results of the report, click here.


Colorado Veterinarian Equine Euthanasia Study

In 2009 the Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance conducted the Equine Euthanasia for Colorado Veterinarians Survey.  This online survey was designed to assess veterinarian practice of equine euthanasia and attitudes toward humane euthanasia of unwanted horses.

To review the results of the survey, click here


Estimates of the annual increase in unwanted horses in Colorado

A series of calculations based on published figures was performed to estimate the magnitude of the unwanted horse issue in the State of Colorado in 2009.

To review the calculations made, click here.


Colorado Unwanted Horse / Environmental Assessment

In the Spring of 2008, the Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance commissioned a study funded by the Animal Assistance Foundation to determine the scope of, and reasons for the unwanted horse problem in Colorado.  The study, entitled “Colorado Unwanted Horse / Environmental Assessment”, was designed and conducted by JRAM Enterprises, Inc. and Triple Bottom Line Partners.  In the course of the Assessment, over 2,000 individuals and groups participated in a web-based survey, and focus groups were conducted with a wide spectrum of people involved with the equine industry, including government agencies, horse rescue groups, charitable organizations, ranchers, farmers, trainers, clinicians, veterinarians, law enforcement agencies, educators, ethicists, breed and other equine organizations, brand inspectors, farriers, animal welfare organizations, and others.

To review the Executive Summary of the Assessment, click here.